Become a Friend

Attend interesting talks on a variety of subjects, be invited to special events, and meet others interested in supporting this very special place by becoming a Friend of the Andersen Horticultural Library!  All interested members of the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum are eligible to join.

Annual dues for the Friends of the Andersen Horticultural Library (FAHL) are $15 for a household. Please print out, complete, and mail the registration form below:


Benefits include:

  • Twice a year newsletter (Spring and Fall) with articles of interest, communications for the Friends, and a calendar of events.
  • Early access to the annual Friends book sale on Thursday before the event.  The book sale raises important funds for acquisition of rare books, antique catalogs, and other items for the Library.
  • Opportunity to attend quarterly meetings held on the fourth Monday of January, April, July, and October.  Speakers on a variety of subjects related to natural history, horticulture, or libraries will present at each meeting.


Future FAHL events:

Friends events are open to members and their guests, unless otherwise specified.

Monday, April 26, 2021, 1:00pm, Snyder Auditorium and via Zoom (link will be emailed out prior to the meeting)
Quarterly meeting
Speaker: Michael Dyda, Past President of the Minnesota Orchid Society - "Vanilla Orchid: From the Plant to Vanilla Extract"

Monday, July 26, 2021, 1:00pm, Location: TBD
Annual meeting
Speaker: TBD

Monday, October 25, 2021, 1:00pm, Location: TBD
Quarterly meeting
Speaker: TBD

Book Sale

Next Sale: Sept. 30-Oct. 3, 2021

Donations of clean, good-quality used books, CDs, and DVDs will be accepted starting April 23.  Textbooks and magazines are not accepted.

Donations will be accepted Monday to Friday during library hours at the Andersen Horticultural Library.  Please call the library ahead with donations of large quantities and if you need help: 612-301-1239. We will send an acknowledgment receipt in the mail, if requested.

Thank you for your support.



Click here for past newsletters and quarterly meeting minutes.